We must never forget those who paid the ultimate price because of gross and systemic human rights violations.
Thursday, March 24 is the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims.
The loved ones of these victims have a right to know what happened to them and get the full and complete truth.
We need to look no further than the thousands of unmarked graves on Residential School sites. OPSEU/SEFPO continues to call for the implementation of the 94 Calls to Action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report and their quest for the Right to the Truth and other unaddressed issues like Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, girls and two-spirited individuals.
OPSEU/SEFPO’s work as a social justice union extends far beyond our membership. We fight for the rights of others on a global scale, not just in our backyards. Our members are involved in the promotion, preservation and education of human rights concerns. We thank them for their hard work and dedication to making our world better with greater equity and equality for all.
OPSEU/SEFPO stands in solidarity and support of all those fighting to preserve the human rights of others and those who speak up in the face of injustice. We support your Right to the Truth and your quest for restorative justice in the face of blatant human rights violations worldwide.
Warren ‘Smokey’ Thomas, OPSEU/SEFPO President
Eduardo ‘Eddy’ Almeida, OPSEU/SEFPO First Vice-President/Treasurer
Elizabeth Ha, OPSEU/SEFPO Provincial Human Rights Committee (PHRC), Chair